CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Jan. 22, 2023) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole family.
We update the Pioneer Calendar page every week so check back often to find out what’s going on near you.
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In the Community
Fungus Fair. The Mycological Society of San Francisco presents this celebration of wild mushrooms, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29, Diablo Valley College Horticulture Department, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. For more information, visit https://mssf.org/fungus-fairs.
Diablo View Orchid Society Show and Sale. Includes orchid displays, orchid and native plants for sale, educational talks and American Orchid Society judging, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, First Lutheran Church, 4000 Concord Blvd, Concord. Admission $5, $3 with coupon printable at https://www.dvos.org. Those 12 and under free. For more information, contact Jackie Krstulovich at email@example.com or 510-278-3654.
Camellia Tea. A Clayton tradition since 1977, hosted by the Clayton Historical Society, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12, Clayton Museum, 6101 Main St. For more information, call 925-672-0240 or visit www.claytonhistory.org.
Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord. pcfma.org.
“Time Flies,” “I’m Herbert,” “Fourteen” and “Murder One.” Three short plays plus a radio murder mystery, from Plotline Theatre Company, through Jan. 29, Martinez Campbell Theater, 636 Ward St. For tickets, go to www.campbelltheater.com.
“Wintermission.” Designed to brighten winter’s darkest days, through Feb. 4, Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. For details, visit www.valleyartgallery.org.
Diablo Women’s Chorale Auditions. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, by appointment. Contact Nancy Hickman at 925-899-5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Clybourne Park.” Pittsburg Theatre Company presents the play inspired by “A Raisin in the Sun,” Jan. 28-Feb 5, California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Visit www.ptcca.org or call 925-439-7529 for tickets.
Sam Gravitte. The Broadway star known for his role as Fiyero in “Wicked,” 5 p.m. Jan. 29, Orinda Theatre, 4 Orinda Theatre Square. For tickets, go to www.orindamovies.com.
“Red Bike.” Center Rep presents the highly choreographed story about a young child fixated on a red bike, Feb. 4-25, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. For tickets, call 925-943-7469 or go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
“Swan Lake Suite.” Presented by Diablo Ballet, Feb. 10-11, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Virtual performance available Feb. 17-26. Tickets at 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org or www.diabloballet.org.
“Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised).” Presented by Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble and Pittsburg Theatre Company, Feb. 24-26, Steeltown Coffee and Tea, 695 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg. Go to http://www.ghostlightte.org/ for tickets.
“The Mousetrap.” Clayton Theatre Company performs the classic Agatha Christie mystery, March 17-April 1, Endeavor Hall 6008 Center St., Clayton. Visit claytontheatrecompany.com or call 925-334-0880 for tickets.
Bev Britton graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota and moved to the Bay Area with her soon-to-be husband Jim in 1986. She was features editor at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek before becoming managing editor of the Contra Costa Sun in Lafayette in 1995. She retired from newsrooms in 2001, but an ad for the Clayton Pioneer drew her back in. The family moved to Lake Wildwood in the Gold Country a few years ago - but working at the Pioneer keeps her in touch with her old neighborhoods in Concord and Clayton.